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Star Spangled Rhythm (1942)

Unrated | | Comedy, Musical | 2 December 1942 (USA)
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Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's ... See full summary »

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(original screenplay), (sketches) (as George Kaufman) | 3 more credits »
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more awards »

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Vera Zorina- 'That Old Black Magic' Number
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Alan Ladd- Scarface Skit
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Pop, a security guard at Paramount has told his son that he's the head of the studio. When his son arrives in Hollywood on shore leave with his buddies, Pop enlists the aid of the studio's dizzy switchboard operator in pulling off the charade. Things get more complicated when Pop agrees to put together a show for the Navy starring Paramount's top contract players. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Musical

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Unrated | See all certifications »
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2 December 1942 (USA)  »

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Au pays du rythme  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Director A. Edward Sutherland and cinematographer John F. Seitz shot the "That Old Black Magic" number, uncredited. See more »

Goofs

During the jeep ride, one of the sailors is thrown out when the vehicle hits a bump and jumps onto a dirt road. The sailor is then shown back in the jeep in the next shot. See more »

Quotes

[In front of Old Glory and a plaster Mt. Rushmore]
Bing Crosby: [singing] Germans, Italians, and Japs / Can't kick us off our Rand-McNally maps.
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Connections

References Reap the Wild Wind (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Sharp as a Tack
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Performed by Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson, Katherine Dunham, Slim Gaillard (as Slim and Slam),
Slam Stewart (as Slim and Slam) and Woody Strode
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Actually a lot of fun
15 November 2002 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

A potpourri of star turns lift the charming but silly plot above itself. Worth seeing for the Dick Powell/Mary Martin number alone. I kept backing the tape up and watching this part again and again. Why Martin wasn't a greater Hollywood star is a mystery to me, but H'wood's loss was B'way's gain. Many other nice things to see, but I have a feeling some numbers were cut from the final print. Wonder what they were?


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